[8:00 PM] Kings @ Bucks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Sacramento Kings (2-4)

@ Milwaukee Bucks (3-2)


Current odds:

Sacramento Kings: (+146)

Milwaukee Bucks: (-162)


ESPN simulations have Milwaukee as 52.4% favorites to win the game.

65% of sports bets are currently on Milwaukee to win as (-162) favorites.

Sacramento played six games in nine days to begin the regular season and is unable to get in much practice time with new coach Dave Joerger to correct some of the mistakes that keep cropping up.

The Kings are going to need to make some improvements on the defensive end during Friday’s practice in order to keep up with the Bucks, who averaged 121 points in back-to-back wins. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way in both wins and continues to show off his wide range of talents.

DeMarcus Cousins remains a force in the middle and scored 33 points in Thursday’s 102-94 loss at Orlando on 12-of-20 from the floor and 8-of-9 from the line. Cousins’ most impressive feat was his ability to stay on the floor, only getting whistled for three personal fouls in the game after piling up 17 in the previous three contests.

The “Greek Freak” is averaging 24 points on 53.3 percent shooting, 8.8 rebounds, 6.3 assists and two blocks in the first five contests. Antetokounmpo got more help on Thursday from another budding star in forward Jabari Parker, who scored a season-high 27 points and went 4-of-6 from 3-point range.

Milwaukee C Greg Monroe posted his second double-double on Thursday with 16 points and 16 rebounds.


StreakSmarts Pick: Milwaukee Bucks

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick